AUSTIN, Texas -- Kyle Hittle led five teammates into double-figure scoring as Incarnate Word defeated NAIA Huston-Tillotson 85-78 on Saturday.
Hittle scored a team-high 21 for the Cardinals (3-0) and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Denzel Livingston scored 14 for Incarnate Word, Ian Markoff 13 with 11 rebounds and Anthony Horton and Sam Burmeister each scored 11.Incarnate Word owned a 49-35 advantage on the boards.Terry Johnson scored a game-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds for the Runnin' Rams (0-4) with Darion Cooks adding 15 points, Sterling Lampley 14 and LaShawn Waters 12.Back-to-back jumpers by Johnson and Cooks gave the Runnin' Rams the lead midway through a close first quarter that saw four lead changes and three ties. But Livingston led an 8-0 run for the Cardinals with a steal and a three-point play. Incarnate Word led by as many as 14 in the second half.